Undocumented Student Programs
UCR’s department of Undocumented Student Programs (USP) supports undocumented students and immigration-impacted students to succeed in higher education and prepare post-graduation.
USP provides the following services:
- One-on-one advising on academic, housing, and financial aid resources
- CA Dream Act assistance
- DACA assistance
- Free legal services through the UC Immigrant Legal Service Center
- Undocu Ally training for staff and faculty
- Grad school planning
- USP Lending Library
- The Butterfly Project
- Thrive & Succeed Program
- Other Leadership opportunities
- The R’Dream Scholarship and Book Grant
Have a question as a prospective or incoming student?
Resources for prospective undocumented students:
Want to learn more?
Hosted every November at UCR! PODER stands for Providing Opportunities, Dreams, and Education in Riverside and is a student organization closely affiliated with the department of Undocumented Student Programs. Register for the PODER’s Dreaming of a Higher Education Conference.
- What financial aid are undocumented students eligible for?
Who qualifies for AB540/SB68?
The website Immigrants Rising has an incredibly useful tool to help you determine if you meet eligibility for in-state tuition (AB 540/SB 68) in California.
How do undocumented students compete the UC application?
For help filling out the UC-wide applications for any of the University of California locations, the Office of the President has a page dedicated to helping undocumented students complete the application.
Once you’re accepted to UCR…
Congratulations on your admission to UCR! We’re incredibly excited to assist in your journey! The department of Undocumented Student Programs has a page dedicated to the next steps after you’re accepted, so bookmark that page and we’ll see you in fall!